|[November 19, 2012]
Overture 1400 Edge Platform Enhanced with New Capabilities
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner for service
providers and network operators worldwide, today unveiled its 3-port DS3
interface module and software enhancements for the Overture
1400, its award-winning gigabit Carrier Ethernet edge platform.
Introduced as part of Release 12.1, the software upgrades add MLPPP
bonding to the existing T1/E1 interface module, as well as capabilities
for rapid service activation, dynamic re-marking of service classes, and
synthetic loss measurements. With the debut of the new module, carriers
and network operators can also leverage readily available DS3 circuits
to deliver performance-assured Ethernet at speeds exceeding 100 Mbps to
sites lacking dedicated fiber access.
"Carriers are looking for ways to better serve the needs of all
customers, including those who require reliable high bandwidth services
but can't connect directly to the optical network due to physical or
geographical barriers, or other gating factors," said Vijay Raman, vice
president of product management and marketing, Overture Networks (News - Alert). "With
the Overture 1400 Release 12.1 and the 3-port DS3 interface module,
service providers can quickly and easily meet customer demand for
premium business services. It's another powerful solution that allows us
to turn the difficult into the doable."
Named "Best Carrier Ethernet Demarcation Product" during the Carrier
Ethernet World Congress, the Overture 1400 is a moular gigabit Carrier
Ethernet edge solution. The platform enables premium business Ethernet
and mobile backhaul service delivery over a variety of infrastructures,
including native optical Ethernet, SONET/SDH, DS3/E3, DS1, and E1. Now,
with the availability of the 3-port DS3 linecard, providers have the
ability to bond up to three DS3 circuits to overcome Ethernet service
delivery challenges in areas outside of existing fiber network
footprints and offer 100 Mbps or more using readily available DS3s.
The 3-port DS3 linecard for the Overture 1400 supports Generic Framing
Procedure (GFP) and Virtual Concatenation (VCAT) bonding using Link
Capacity Adjustment Scheme (LCAS). The 3xDS3 module is supported by
Overture's Release 12.1, which introduces additional performance
enhancements and upgrades, including:
Dynamic p-bit remarking - which allows traffic that exceeds the
committed information rate (excess information rate or "EIR") to be
marked with a priority bit valued for special handling by upstream
Zero touch provisioning - which allows the Overture 1400 to be
installed at the customer site and automatically configured remotely
with no local on-site intervention.
Y.1731 synthetic frame loss (ETH-SLM) - which provides the accurate
one-way measurements of frame loss by injecting specialized test
traffic alongside live user traffic.
MLPPP support on the existing 8-port T1/E1 interface module - which
provides an alternative industry standard encapsulation and bonding
technique for use with edge routers and aggregation switches.
Previously, the module only supported GFP encapsulation with PDH-VCAT
For more information on the Overture 1400, please visit http://www.overturenetworks.com/products/overture-1400.
For information about Overture, please visit www.overturenetworks.com
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About Overture Networks
Overture is the preferred Carrier Ethernet edge and aggregation partner
to more than 450 service providers and network operators worldwide. By
providing an entrance to a smarter network, service providers can
leverage Carrier Ethernet to multiply revenue and streamline operational
costs by enabling high-capacity Ethernet services over any physical
media, including fiber, copper and TDM. Overture's solutions are
designed for reliability and ease of use, and arm customers to compete
in demanding applications such as cloud computing and mobile
communications that require greater bandwidth and smarter
networks. Overture is headquartered in Research Triangle Park, NC, with
offices around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.overturenetworks.com.
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